Truck Driving in Vermont

Empty road cutting through fields in Vermont

State Overview

There are over 2,120 trucking companies in Vermont, and the industry employs 9,273 drivers. The highest paid truck drivers earn $50,020 ($24.05 hourly). The highest paying areas are Burlington-South Burlington with a Median Annual Salary of $42,220, and Southern Vermont non-metropolitan area ($41,790).

Pros and Cons of Truck Driving in Vermont

GOOD: 

  • Shippers and receivers will often times let you park overnight
  • People are very warm and willing to lend a hand
  • Billboards aren’t allowed in the state. Lets you see the pretty scenery

BAD: 

  • Steep hills, little towns with narrow roads, hard to find overnight parking
  • Black ice on roads in the winter. Expect road closures
  • Canadian drivers are not the most pleasant drivers to come across

Truck Driving Tips for Vermont

  • Vermont is strict on the 68 ft limit. Make sure your trailer doesn’t exceed it
  • Don’t drive on Route 108 through Smugglers’ Notch. You’ll get a large fine
  • Pack proper winter gear, for you and your truck
  • Learn how to put on chains and look for black ice
  • Communicate any issues on the road to minimize accidents for any drivers behind you

 

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